Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Judith Bird Art

Judith Bird is a fine artist, muralist, illustrator, decorative painter and Expressive Arts Educator. She has a Decorative Painting  business based in Burlington, Connecticut, where she creates murals, decorative wall paintings,  faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, hand painted furniture, and floor cloths. Her most recent public work adorns the walls of the indoor exhibit hall at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT. Judith is interested in bringing her decorative murals into centers and offices focused on healing. One project involved wall paintings in the exam rooms of a doctor's office in Avon, giving each room a theme expressed in the decorative work.

Each layer of Judith's fine art paintings - a combination of collage with hand-printed paper, paint and pastel - express a process of reaching into deep personal and spiritual awareness. Her recent works are reflections on nature, dreams, and women's lives through an explorartion of alternative portraiture, imaginative image, and expressive color.

Judith teaches workshops and private sessions in Expressive Arts in the Connecticut area, including the towns of Burlington, Avon, and Canton, CT. She assists her clients in a process of self-exploration that uses inner imagery, color, symbolism and art to nurture creativity and promote relaxation, health and general well-being. She currently teaches art at Hunter Montessori School in New Hartford, CT. She uses Expressive Arts and Reiki with the elderly through Bristol Visiting Nurses Association and Cherry Brook Health Care in Canton, CT. She facilitates “Birth Art Workshops” for Motherwise Midwifery Care, in Mansfield, CT. and  Judith has taught at Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, CT, and  Poetry Alive through Litchfield Performing Arts.

Judith graduated from The College of New Jersey, with a BA in Art Therapy. She is qualified as an Expressive Arts Educational Facilitator through Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She completed the Pastoral Counseling Training Program, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT.

 

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I Have Worked With

  • I have collaborated with Jane Burns to illustrate the cover of her book published this year: Up A Tree.

     

  • Art Specialist and Teacher, Primary through Middle School

  • Painted historic mural in entryway.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Judith
Job Title/Position: 
Artist, Muralist, Expressive Arts Facilitator
Physical Address: 
Burlington, CT 06013
Last Name: 
Bird
Phone: 
860 675-3056

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Expressive Arts at Salve Regina University, RI
Pastoral Counseling, St Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - Health
Design
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Expressive Arts Facilitator
Pastoral Counseling